Closing Thought–09Jun19

I recently wrote a weekend post on the new ‘fad’ of human composting…..instead of burial or cremation the body is put into a process that turns the body into composting material….to help you get caught up on this trend……

For those interested in more information then I offer up this article to help…….

The process of re-composition essentially turns dead bodies into soil, a practice colloquially known as “human composting.” According to the bill’s language, this is the practice of “contained, accelerated conversion of human remains to soil.”

The bill now only needs to be signed to law by Washington’s governor, Democrat Jay Inslee, who is currently seeking the party’s 2020 presidential nomination on a platform that seeks to safeguard the environment.

It is something to consider for it is a bit cheaper than cremation and a lot less expensive than a burial…..
Sorry for the posts today but I am watching the Women’s World Cup and the Canadian Gran Prix……
I hope everyone has a good Sunday and can enjoy a late Spring day….

More Alien Ammo!

The weekend and I would like to talk about something that has me concerned…..UFOs and the resurgent alien thingy…..

I am sure by now most everyone knows about the “Ancient Alien” theory that was started by von Daniken back in the 60s…..and now a whole new “interest” in the theory and they even have a “AlienCon”…….I want the “tin foil hat” concession.

The news has come out about the Pentagon and the AATIP…….a study that investigates ‘aerial” sightings…….

Every once in a while, a news item surfaces that prompts you to throw up your hands, sink back into your chair and begrudgingly welcome the impending apocalypse. The most recent item on this docket: A New York Times report confirming that between 2014 and 2015, Navy pilots reported “almost daily” sightings of unidentified flying objects lurking in the air, including one that resembled a “spinning top moving against the wind.”

Well, we had a good run, everyone! Time to pack it in.

According to the Times report, the sightings began in the summer of 2014, with Navy pilots reporting that they spotted the vessels nearly 30,000 feet in the sky while they were conducting training maneuvers between Virginia and Florida. Sometimes, they reported, the vessels reached seemingly hypersonic speeds. One of the Navy pilots even almost collided with one of the objects, which apparently (and justifiably) freaked him out so much that he issued an official incident report about it to the Navy. The sightings apparently grew so frequent that earlier this year, the Navy issued official guidelines for how to report “unexplained aerial phenomena.” To date, no official explanation exists for the sightings, though a Navy spokesperson did say that a few of them could have been unlicensed drones.

But please do not assume the Aliens are coming……

UFOs are very real, as we have recently seen — but that doesn’t mean E.T. has been violating our airspace.

“UFO” refers to any flying object an observer cannot readily identify. And pilots with the U.S. Navy saw fast-moving UFOs repeatedly off the East Coast throughout 2014 and 2015, in one case apparently nearly colliding with one of the mysterious objects, The New York Times reported earlier this week. 

Those incidents were reported to the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), whose existence the Times and Politico revealed in December 2017. (Interestingly, those 2017 stories cited Pentagon officials as saying that AATIP had been shut down in 2012.)

On the other side of this debate……UFOs are real…now time to consider aliens……

A decade ago, two scientists published a paper on “the authoritative taboo on taking UFOs seriously.” Essentially, Alexander Wendt and Raymond Duvall put the issue down to a failure to accept a scenario—say, that aliens are visiting us on the regular—that would injure our anthropocentric view. But as Tufts University international politics professor Daniel W. Drezner writes at the Washington Post, our view of UFOs is slowly changing. “Official organs of the state are now acknowledging that UFOs exist”—the US Navy issued new guidelines about sightings earlier this month—”even if they are not literally using the term. They are doing so because enough pilots are reporting UFOs and near-air collisions so as to warrant better record-keeping.”

Indeed, Navy pilots reported numerous UFOs off the US east coast in 2014 and 2015. Several pilots have now spoken out to the New York Times, describing objects hitting hypersonic speeds from sea level to 30,000 feet with “no jet engine, no exhaust plume,” then making instantaneous stops and turns. “No one in the Defense Department is saying that the objects were extraterrestrial, and experts emphasize that earthly explanations can generally be found for such incidents,” reports the Times. For Drezner, that’s an indication that authorities are still unwilling to seriously consider extraterrestrial activity, no matter how unlikely. They’ll need to do that to fully debunk Wendt and Duvall’s theory, Drezner writes. If they do, “what happens to our understanding of the universe?” (Read his full piece here.)

This just adds to the ancient alien craze……

I will allow the “experts” debate this one….I just wanted to let my readers know… FYI post……

But what about a new ‘religion’ as it were?

Last week, the New York Times published a viral article about reports of UFOs off the East Coast in 2014 and 2015. It included an interview with five Navy pilots who witnessed, and in some cases recorded, mysterious flying objects with “no visible engine or infrared exhaust plumes” that appeared to “reach 30,000 feet and hypersonic speeds.”

No one is quite sure what they saw, but the sightings are striking. And they’re part of a growing fascination with the possibility of intelligent alien life.

According to Diana Pasulka, a professor at the University of North Carolina and author of the new book American Cosmic, belief in UFOs and extraterrestrials is becoming a kind of religion — and it isn’t nearly as fringe as you might think.

This is all so 1950s…….

Have a day.